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Comment Re:It will have a certain cool factor at first (Score 1) 284

My phone is old and the power connector is pretty touchy now. Some mornings I wake up and find my phone hasn't charged at all. A charging mat would be nice for situations like this. Not really an earth shattering improvement, but slightly helpful.

Comment Re:You have a sick idea of "shelter" (Score 1) 701

A lot depends on the details of the situation. I was lucky enough to be in a class with about 7 extremely intelligent students. I learned with them, bounced ideas off them, and competed with them. I feel this was the most important part of my public education. No teacher (home or school) could have replicated the experience and extra learning I obtained from my peers. Of course, I'm sure there are many more who lose the dice roll and end up with a bunch of neanderthals in their class.

Comment Re:Probably lost the sale, too! (Score 1) 339

I discussed this type of thing with my wife prior to getting married. She understands that if (for some reason) I was asked to participate in a manned space mission that I will be going regardless of the prospects for my safe return. I don't think the idea is that preposterous.

Comment Re:I put 3 kids through the UNC system no debt (Score 1) 541

Right. Only kids with parents able to pay should be able to go to college. Your snowflakes are clearly more special than the snowflakes born to poor parents. Kids with parents who work low paying jobs should just follow their parents into the same low paying jobs. Kids with parents who don't have jobs should just continue that trend. Who needs upward mobility in a society. The Caste System worked great for a very long time.

http://news.slashdot.org/story/12/05/07/2117209/universities-hold-transcripts-hostage-over-loans#

Comment Re:Even though it shoud probably not be illegal... (Score 1) 238

I really am not sure if using Facebook would be a positive thing or not. However, there are a lot of discussions about how schools are failing to leverage technology to help students learn and teachers teach. Is cutting off a possible tool really the smartest thing to do?

Comment Re:There you have it (Score 1) 672

I'm going with "Gay people have a genetic disorder. We have to cure the gays of their gayness!"

By "cure" they will mean "throw into a vat of boiling oil" or "press them with rocks" in an attempt to burn or squeeze the gay out of them. It is a fail safe solution. None of the subjects displayed symptoms of being gay after "treatment".

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